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40 under 40: Adam Wilder, managing partner, Beacon Protection Group

40 under 40: Adam Wilder, managing partner, Beacon Protection Group

40 under 40: Adam Wilder, managing partner, Beacon Protection Group

YARMOUTH, Maine—Adam Wilder, 39, is a managing partner at Beacon Protection Group, a provider of security and monitoring services for commercial properties and residences throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, based out of Totowa, N.J. Find out what inspired him to pursue a career in the security industry, what being a "40 under 40" winner means to him, what appeals to him about the security industry, and more. 

SSN: Describe your roles, duties, and tenure at your current job. 

40 under 40WILDER: I’ve been at Beacon Protection for nine-plus years and as the business has continued to evolve, so have my responsibilities in the organization. Currently a managing partner, my goals and objectives are to drive financial growth, monitor daily operations and set overall strategic goals that ultimately lead us to meeting standards as an organization. Working closely with my colleagues has been essential to understanding day-to-day obstacles, and through strategic leadership, I am able to help provide a plan ensuring operations run smoothly.

SSN: What inspired you to pursue a career in the security industry?

WILDER:  I saw an industry that was consistently expanding and evolving, and I wanted to position myself to take advantage of that growth opportunity. Being able to provide a service and technology that can be applied to any home or commercial space, was a financial opportunity that I saw a ton of potential in. That coupled with the fact I care about helping people and making an impact in society, is something that this industry has allowed me to do.

SSN: What does being named a winner of SSN's 40 under 40 mean to you?

WILDER: It’s always a great honor to be recognized in your profession; however, I know that this accomplishment is just a reflection of the tremendous team around me. My partners and coworkers help to create an environment that promotes hard work, accountability and fun! I can count on my teammates and their strong work ethic, commitment, and positive energy. This is what motivates me to try to be a little better every day.

SSN: As a young leader, what appeals to you about the security industry?

WILDER: I have always found this industry to be appealing and forward thinking. Being involved in a technology-based sector, I find the rapid changes exciting and challenging. With the nonstop adjustments that the industry causes for the business to adapt to, it presents unique situations to deal with on a daily basis. Additionally, it is quite satisfying to be involved in an industry that helps people feel safe where they live or work. I have always had a desire to make a meaningful impact in my community; therefore, knowing my time is being well spent by providing a feeling of safety is extremely rewarding.

SSN: With the hiring, recruitment and retention challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, how can the security industry engage young talent?

WILDER: We have the benefit of being in a technology-focused industry that is constantly changing, and it is typically the younger generations who find this appealing. Our industry allows potential candidates to apply their technological skills in a variety of ways whether that be sales, installation, or operations. This creates a tremendous amount of opportunity for young talent to demonstrate and use their knowledge and capitalize on potential career growth opportunities. If security businesses are able to provide a modern work environment that includes flexibility, inclusiveness and developmental growth, it will more likely help in recruiting young talent.




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